Wii/PS3 VGA HDTV AV Cable
- Designed for HDTVs, LCD TVs, projectors and PC monitors with VGA input
- Five foot in length
- Compatible with PS3, output resolution at 480p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p
- Compatible with Nintendo Wii, output resolution at 480p
- Includes: VGA Cable for PS3 and Nintendo Wii, 15 pin male to male VGA adapter, Audio Extension Cable
- Platform: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Experience mind blowing, high-definition brilliance gameplay with the High Definintiion VGA Cable for PS3 and Nintendo Wii. Designed for HDTVs, LCD TVs, projectors as well as PC monitors, you can now play your PS3 at 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p high resolution, or you can play your Nintendo Wii at 480p resolution. Don't settle for your standard component cable when you get the best output quality for your PS3 or Nintendo Wii with the High Definition VGA Cable for PS3 and Nintendo Wii.Features include: •Designed for HDTVs, LCD TVs, projectors and PC monitors with VGA input•Five foot in length•Compatible with PS3, output resolution at 480p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p•Compatible with Nintendo Wii, output resolution at 480p•Includes: VGA Cable for PS3 and Nintendo Wii, 15 pin male to male VGA adapter, Audio Extension Cable
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Just to clarify some things I wasn't able to see about these on the web;
-It does work with my version of Zelda: Wind Waker on gamecube. Some reviews on the amazon US said that it wouldnt work with gamecube games but at first it says ''signal input not recognized'' or something like that and then couples of minutes later the game appear.
-The wires came with a AV cables (RCA) to JACK converter which allows you to plug speakers or headphones into and hear your game's sound.
-The resolution seems, on my screen, not that good... there are some lines in the screen, like if you were playing on an old Tv.
-The sound that goes into my headphones is not that good... and i have a pretty decent pair of headphones.
I would still give this a 5 stars because i am not quite sure at the moment if the screen resolution and the audio problems are the fault of the cables. Plus, i dont really mind since I can play my old games (even the gamecube ones). Definitely recommend it.
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(PLEASE NOTE: this review is for the cable while using a PS3, I did not have a wii to test it with)
I bought this because I am deployed and I didnt want to have to buy an hdtv when I already have a 19' monitor I use for my laptop. I was pleasantly suprised at all the subtle features included with this cable. It came with a gender adapter for the cable which was a lifesaver for me because I didnt want to have to unplug the cable everytime I switched between my PS3 and Laptop. Also notable is the extension cables for the audio which even includes a headphone jack! (brilliant inclusion as far as im concerned because I can play my PS3 without waking people up!) And now the bad parts: Right away my biggest peeve was the installation. It requires you to hook the cable to a tv and your pc monitor silmantaneously when you first install it. This is frustrating mainly because they give you very little cable slack between the av plug and the vga plug. I was forced to hold the tv up with one hand and adjust the settings because I couldnt make the cords reach between the tv and monitor otherwise. And now the Ugly: Theoretically this adapter can support all the way up to 1080P. But because it is only a cable and it doesnt have its own dedicated box your images look a little washed out, the picture was also dark on both monitors I tried even after I adjusted brightness and contrast, and worst of all you have to adjust the screen with your monitor controls to make the image fit properly... something you will be doing almost every time you insert a different game or movie. 720p Gave me the best results on the two monitors I tried this cable with. (19 and 21 inch lcd monitors)
-Cheap Solution For a Hi-Def Experience
-99% Artifact Free Image
-Inclusion of gender adapter was a nice courtesy
-Headphone jack a much appreciated add-on
-Great Value Considering you can use this for PS3 and WII
-Image appears a little washed out, Though still noticeably improved over the regular AV cable.
-Lack of Dedicated box means you will be rescaling the image manually...often...
-Initial setup is clunky and frustrating.
-Even after adjusting you are sometimes forced to let parts of the screen be cut off.
I was slightly dissapointed with the overall package. I have owned a vga adapter for Dreamcast as Well as XBX360 and both would beat the snot out of this cable. The fact that I had to manually adjust my picture every time it changed resolutions wasnt just frustrating but seemed ridiculous to me. However on the same token I am enjoying my ps3 games in high def without having to spend moolah on an hdtv. With this cable it was easy for me to switch between my stereo system or a pair of headphones which is convenient. Overall it was a decent buy for the price, but I hope some other company (or god forbid Sony themselves!) will step up and release something better in the future. Get it if you cant afford an hdtv or are short on space, etc. But if you have an hdtv handy, just spring for the official Sony Component Cables, youll be much happier I promise.
Hooking it up was simple enough. I had to mess around with my monitor's settings to get the picture just right, because it was cut off by about half a character's length in TvC if they were in the corner. The screen would turn black and the audio would cut out for about 2-3 seconds at a time, but I thought it was because I was fiddling with my monitor's settings.
Unfortunately, it didn't stop. I tried the Wii at both 4:3 and 16:9, and tried various settings on my monitor. The screen would just randomly turn off for 2-3 seconds at a time, which was VERY annoying when I was trying to do a combo.
I tried it for an hour, and was so frustrated that I repackaged the cable and submitted a refund request. I'll be searching for a powered RGB to VGA unit now. They may be more expensive, but it seems you really do get what you paid for.
I went out to the little TV in the living room and plugged in the GREEN cable to the yellow video port on the back. Turned on the Wii and went to the resolution settings. Switch to EDTV (the top selection). Click on CONFIRM. The TV should split into two video screens.
Next, bring the Wii to your computer monitor. First, turn on the Wii, THEN turn on the monitor. You should get your signal.
The contrast is a little bland and the colors aren't amazing, but worth the price if you want to avoid buying an HDTV, or don't own a TV like me.
Before checking Amazon, I checked with Best Buy, Fry's, and Gamestop. They all said there is no such cable for this. So I'm so glad this thing worked!
Anyway, I initially thought it wasn't going to work. I had to change the video settings on the Wii to 480p (EDTV), which was initially disabled.
Then I had to carefully re-read the instruction sheet to know what to do to enable the settings. After that, it worked on my VGA monitor flawlessly!
Hope this helps.